A Visit to Southern Vein and Laser Center

Are you considering a cosmetic procedure – big or small – but too afraid to commit? Whether it’s a bit of Botox, a plumper lip or cheekbone or a more invasive procedure, it’s important to do your homework and feel fully comfortable with the team you’re entrusting.  

Our friend CC recently decided to perfect her pout and chose The Shops Buckhead Atlanta's own Southern Vein and Laser Center’s staff of estheticians, doctors, and nurses.  

She shared her experience with us: 

I arrived at the state-of-the art facility and was greeted warmly and was quickly given a tour of the beautiful, state-of-the-art facility by SLVC's marketing director, Talaya. I was offered a beverage as Talaya explained the many treatments and procedures offered. They were very attentive and made me feel as if I was one of their celebrity clients. 

Admittedly, I was a little hesitant about my first injection experience, so I had a lot of questions (like, a lot). My nurse Janna, put my mind at ease. She knew this 15-minute procedure was in fact, a big commitment for me. She answered all of my questions patiently and thoroughly. 

I have always been insecure about my thin lips, so my biggest fear was that the procedure would actually have the adverse affect and expose my insecurity rather than fix it. Janna explained that she would be using the filler Juvederm, and that she would be giving my top and bottom lip more shape, not enhance them to the point that they'd look unnatural.

I was also concerned about pain and bruising. Understanding everyone's tolerance is different, I knew mine could be pretty low and I'm not a big fan of needles. But Janna applied a numbing cream and after about 20-30 minutes, I laughed because I literally, could not feel my mouth. Still, I braced myself for the painful pinches. To my relief, I felt maybe one or two slight pinches, but the rest was completely pain free. 

Janna gave me a handheld mirror, the results were immediate and I absolutely loved the look. That night and the next day I was little swollen, but experienced next to no bruising. I'd never been happier with how I looked. 

Three weeks later, I'm still thrilled with the results. My only regret is not doing it sooner. 

To learn more about Southern Vein and Laser Center, visit:  https://www.southernveinandlasercenter.com/




NARS Holiday Collection

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With each holiday season comes the release of the NARS Holiday Collection - making it truly the most wonderful time of the year for beauty lovers everywhere. 'Tis the season to wear and experiment with makeup!  

The NARS collections of holiday's past have paid homage to notable icons such as Andy Warhol (Foundation), Guy Bourdain and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Like their namesakes, the collections imparted a cornucopia of vibrance creativity and complexity.  The Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 is no exception. Inspired by the Surrealist photographer of the early 20th century, even the packaging captures the edgy vibe of his renowned black and white images.  

Here are a few of our favorite items from the collection:

Overexposed Glow Highlighter

Give your skin a golden touch! This universally-flattering highlighter is like a second-skin of luminosity. Apply to cheek bones, nose, eyelids, and décolleté for a stunning glow.

Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette

Jolly and bright, these six richly-pigmented holiday hues are bold, fun and festive. With so many looks to choose from, there is a shade for any mood. But be warned, this palette is anything but subtle -- the flip of a brush can change your outlook from “LoverBoy” to “Heartbreaker,” so we suggest you proceed with caution, as extended use may affect your relationship status. 

Impassioned Love Triangle Set

The Man Ray Impassioned Love Triangle Set includes a limited-edition mini blush and a lipstick in a super flattering rosy hue. Added bonus: The cool art deco packaging makes this a perfect stocking stuffer - no gift wrapping required.  Or, at this price point, we suggest treating yourself and brightening up your own vanity table.  After all, you've been good all year, right?!